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High Court: medical reporting organisations “closely involved” in design of MedCo

A High Court judge has described how the Association of Medical Reporting Associations was “closely involved” in the design of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases. The full ruling from the Speed Medical judicial review has now been published.

December 21st, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Speed Medical to appeal after High Court backs MoJ on MedCo

Speed Medical has said it will appeal after the High Court this morning rejected its judicial review and backed the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over the operation of MedCo, the portal for expert evidence in whiplash cases.

December 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Hearing loss claims could be brought into MedCo regime, MoJ official suggests

MedCo, the portal for medical evidence in whiplash cases, could be extended to hearing loss claims, a senior civil servant at the Ministy of Justice has suggested. Richard Mason also said that the government had confidence in the scheme.

November 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

MedCo chooses Bond Solon and Docslot to accredit expert witnesses

MedCo, the new system for sourcing medical reports in whiplash cases, has announced that Bond Solon and Docslot have been chosen as the first two companies to accredit experts.

October 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

Finally – the number of MROs registered with MedCo is revealed

There are 175 medical reporting organisations – including 14 ‘tier 1’ providers – registered with MedCo, the government’s system for selecting experts in whiplash cases, it was revealed yesterday. Martin Heskins, a director of MedCo, also admitted that it gets “complaints about everything”.

October 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

Insurers respond to MedCo review with call for regulation of MROs

There should be a complete ban on pre-medical offers, claimant representatives have argued in responses to the government’s call for evidence on the MedCo portal, while insurers called for the regulation of medical reporting organisations.

September 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: MedCo begins to mete out disciplinary sanctions to MROs and law firms

MedCo has started to show its teeth, suspending medical reporting organisations (MROs) for failing to provide proof of the required financial bond, and warning law firms for breaches of its user agreement, Legal Futures can reveal.

September 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Not-for-profit association to provide MedCo service for direct experts

A not-for-profit association is to launch a new service next month for claimants wanting to instruct medical experts directly via MedCo. The aim is to ensure experts are more independent and keep most of their fees.

July 20th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Exclusive: Speed given chance to argue for MedCo JR in court

The High Court has given hope to Speed Medical’s bid to bring a judicial review of the Ministry of Justice’s approach to MedCo, after agreeing to an oral hearing following a decision to refuse permission that had been made on the papers, Litigation Futures can report.

June 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

ABI demands crackdown on industrial deafness claims

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is demanding a whiplash-style crackdown on industrial deafness claims. Among the measures it is calling for are fixed fees and the extension of MedCo.

June 18th, 2015 | No Comments »